Othello
3:00:11

Othello

Smooth/Arts March 4, 2019

English

Literature

Literacy

7-8
9-10
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
The republic of Venice employs Othello, a self-made man and a Moor, to defend its overseas territories against the Turks. But for all his military success, Othello remains an ...

The republic of Venice employs Othello, a self-made man and a Moor, to defend its overseas territories against the Turks. But for all his military success, Othello remains an outsider in the city, an object of racism, envy and mistrust. As the Turkish threat gathers and Venetian forces are despatched to Cyprus, Iago, a junior officer secretly enraged by his lack of promotion, exploits Othello's ambiguous position and ingenuous nature, driving him into a passionate and uncontrollable jealousy. With its racing concentrated plot and intense dramatic details, Othello is one of Shakespeare's most exciting, atmospheric and heartbreaking plays. By introducing to early 17th-century England a black character as complex as Othello, it is also one of his most extraordinary imaginative achievements.

Around the World in 80 Days
2:45:47

Around the World in 80 Days

More Movies February 5, 2018

Media arts

English

Literacy

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
An English adventurer attempts to circumnavigate the globe in 80 days in order to win a large wager. This 1956 film stars David Niven and Cantinflas.

An English adventurer attempts to circumnavigate the globe in 80 days in order to win a large wager. This 1956 film stars David Niven and Cantinflas.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
2:30:43

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Foxtel Family May 26, 2016

English

Literature

Literacy

Media arts

5-6
7-8
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Harry must contend with being mysteriously selected to compete in the prestigious Triwizard Tournament, a thrilling international competition that pits him against older and ...

Harry must contend with being mysteriously selected to compete in the prestigious Triwizard Tournament, a thrilling international competition that pits him against older and more experienced students from Hogwarts and two rival European wizarding schools. Meanwhile, supporters of Harry's nemesis, the evil Lord Voldemort send a shock wave of fear throughout the wizard community when their Dark Mark scorches the sky at the Quidditch World Cup, signalling Voldemort's return to power. But for Harry, this is not the only harrowing news causing him anxiety; he still has yet to find a date for Hogwarts' Yule Ball dance.

Alice Through the Looking Glass
1:48:06

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Foxtel Movies Disney +2 October 29, 2017

English

Literature

Media arts

Literacy

5-6
7-8
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
A spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll's beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland (aka Wonderland) and ...

A spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll's beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland (aka Wonderland) and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter.

Asterix And Obelix In Britain
1:45:30

Asterix And Obelix In Britain

SBS December 25, 2016

English

Literature

Literacy

History

5-6
7-8
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Edouard Baer and Gerard Depardieu star as comic book duo Asterix and Obelix in this zany adventure, which sees Asterix cross the channel to help his second-cousin Anticlimax ...

Edouard Baer and Gerard Depardieu star as comic book duo Asterix and Obelix in this zany adventure, which sees Asterix cross the channel to help his second-cousin Anticlimax face Caesar and the invading Romans.

Hating Alison Ashley
1:38:56

Hating Alison Ashley

Foxtel Family November 27, 2015

English

Literature

Literacy

Media arts

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Nominted for four AFI awards... Erica Yurken's life sucks. And from the moment the perfect Alison Ashley arrives at school, she knows there is going to be trouble.

Nominted for four AFI awards... Erica Yurken's life sucks. And from the moment the perfect Alison Ashley arrives at school, she knows there is going to be trouble.

James and the Giant Peach
1:15:28

James and the Giant Peach

Disney Movies February 26, 2015

English

Literature

Literacy

Media arts

5-6
7-8
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Ripe with the spirited fun, imagination and magic of Roald Dahl's classic fantasy, Walt Disney Pictures' juicy big-screen version of James and the Giant Peach follows the ...

Ripe with the spirited fun, imagination and magic of Roald Dahl's classic fantasy, Walt Disney Pictures' juicy big-screen version of James and the Giant Peach follows the exciting journey of a lonely young boy who finds some unusual new friends and unexpected adventures when he climbs inside a giant peach and sets sail for New York City.

Billionaire Boy
1:00:01

Billionaire Boy

ABC ME December 23, 2016

English

Literature

Literacy

3-4
5-6
7-8
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
The story of Len, who made a billion dollars from inventing a new toilet roll, and his 12-year-old son Joe who appears to have everything he could want but what he really ...

The story of Len, who made a billion dollars from inventing a new toilet roll, and his 12-year-old son Joe who appears to have everything he could want but what he really needs is a friend.

Narnia's Lost Poet
57:50

Narnia's Lost Poet

Arts September 5, 2017

English

Literacy

Literature

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
AN Wilson, author of a revelatory biography of CS Lewis, goes in search of the man behind Narnia. Bestselling children's author and world famous Christian writer CS Lewis ...

AN Wilson, author of a revelatory biography of CS Lewis, goes in search of the man behind Narnia. Bestselling children's author and world famous Christian writer CS Lewis spent his public life in the all-male world of Oxford colleges, but his private life was veiled in secrecy. Even his best friend JRR Tolkien didnt know of his marriage to an American divorcee late in life. Lewis died on the same day as the assassination of JF Kennedy and few were at his burial; his alcoholic brother was too drunk to tell people the time of the funeral. This new film explores the turning points of Lewis' life, the death of his mother, his relationship with his friends mother Mrs Moore, his religious conversion, the arrival and untimely death of his wife Joy Gresham. It is a moving and insightful psychological portrait of a man who experienced fame in the public arena but whose personal life was marked by the loss of three women he most loved.

Last Will & Testament
54:30

Last Will & Testament

The History Channel April 3, 2019

Literacy

Literature

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
It's the greatest literary mystery of all time: Who wrote the works of William Shakespeare? Although the official story of a Stratford merchant writing for the London box ...

It's the greatest literary mystery of all time: Who wrote the works of William Shakespeare? Although the official story of a Stratford merchant writing for the London box office has held sway for centuries, questions over the authorship of the plays and poems has persisted. Mark Twain, Sigmund Freud, Charlie Chaplin, and Orson Welles are among the many famous figures who doubt that a grain-dealer from Stratford-Upon-Avon was England's "Star of Poets". Sir Derek Jacobi leads an impressive cast featuring Oscar-winning actress Vanessa Redgrave and Tony Award-winning actor Mark Rylance on a quest to uncover the truth behind the world's most elusive author, and discovers a forgotten nobleman whose story could rewrite history.

Destination Australia
52:24

Destination Australia: Bittersweet Freedom

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS June 19, 2010

Personal and social capability

Literacy

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
After Rashiq's father fled Iran, he was held in detention in Australia for six years. It then took another three years for the family to be granted visas. Rashiq, being the ...

After Rashiq's father fled Iran, he was held in detention in Australia for six years. It then took another three years for the family to be granted visas. Rashiq, being the oldest of four children bore much of the responsibility of raising the family during the separation from his father. Now as a teenager, recently arrived in Australia, he is determined to define and live a freedom that he has been unable to experience before.

Frankenstein and the Vampyre
52:04

Frankenstein and the Vampyre

FOXTEL Arts December 21, 2016

English

Literature

Media arts

Literacy

7-8
9-10
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
A fascinating exploration of one of the most significant moments in gothic history - the night when Mary Shelley, Lord Byron and their cohorts gathered together at Lake Geneva ...

A fascinating exploration of one of the most significant moments in gothic history - the night when Mary Shelley, Lord Byron and their cohorts gathered together at Lake Geneva to tell ghost stories. The night when Frankenstein and the modern vampire were born. All those involved in the events of the summer of 1816 wrote about their life-changing stay in Switzerland. This dramatised documentary is based on their letters, journals and diaries. The film also draws on British Library manuscripts and archive, and brings together a stellar cast of gothic, horror and science fiction writers, including Neil Gaiman, Charlaine Harris and Margaret Atwood, to discuss why one single night had such a significant impact on our culture.

Destination Australia
51:59

Destination Australia: Bridge Between Two Worlds

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS February 25, 2014

Personal and social capability

Literacy

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
An intimate portrait of the struggles and triumphs of three refugee children, Filimon, Martin and Mujtaba, as they prepare to leave the safety of an intensive English language ...

An intimate portrait of the struggles and triumphs of three refugee children, Filimon, Martin and Mujtaba, as they prepare to leave the safety of an intensive English language primary school and take their first tentative steps into mainstream Australian society.

Destination Australia
51:58

Destination Australia: The Graduate From Sudan

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS October 28, 2009

Personal and Social Capability

Literacy

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Victoria Achut battled her way through medical school and escaped a civil war in Sudan, but her biggest struggle yet has been re-starting life in the 'lucky country' with ...

Victoria Achut battled her way through medical school and escaped a civil war in Sudan, but her biggest struggle yet has been re-starting life in the 'lucky country' with three small children, an absent husband and mounting bills. Determined to become a doctor in Australia, she finally secures an internship at a hospital, just as a series of crises threaten to ruin her career plans, disrupt her children's lives and put her at loggerheads with her husband.

Destination Australia
51:43

Destination Australia: A Family Divided

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS June 21, 2010

Personal and social capability

Literacy

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Every year, the Australian Government issues 6,000 visas to refugees from war torn lands. Since the Second World War, 675,000 refugees have been accepted by Australia and a ...

Every year, the Australian Government issues 6,000 visas to refugees from war torn lands. Since the Second World War, 675,000 refugees have been accepted by Australia and a million Australians today are descended from these arrivals. Destination Australia explores what it is like to be a refugee, to leave your country of birth, family and friends, usually under duress, and make a new home in Australia.

Beatrix Potter: Patricia Routledge
46:54

Beatrix Potter: Patricia Routledge

FOXTEL Arts November 21, 2016

English

Literature

EALD

Literacy

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
National treasure Patricia Routledge takes us on a journey into the fascinating story of one of the world's greatest artists, authors and farmers! Internationally loved and ...

National treasure Patricia Routledge takes us on a journey into the fascinating story of one of the world's greatest artists, authors and farmers! Internationally loved and admired, Patricia is the Patron of the Beatrix Potter Society and is a passionate expert about Beatrix Potter. Join Patricia on a visual feast featuring the stunning landscapes of Cumbria and a close up look at the remarkable art created by one of the greatest illustrators in the world. Delve into Potter's journal that she began writing at only 15 and discover the fascinating code she developed - it was not cracked until 8 years after her death! And explore the farming legacy Beatrix left behind, enabling many Cumbrian farmers to continue making a living. Authored with passion, perhaps even obsession, this charming and fascinating programme, tells the definitive and most comprehensive story of Beatrix Potter; a practical, formidable, remarkable woman.

Too Poor For Posh School
46:28

Too Poor For Posh School

ABC June 11, 2013

Personal and social capability

Literacy

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Follow 11 short-listed candidates who compete for an education at one of the most prestigious schools on the planet.

Follow 11 short-listed candidates who compete for an education at one of the most prestigious schools on the planet.

Lockie Leonard
28:57

Lockie Leonard: X Marks the Dot

Season 1 Episode 11 ABC October 24, 2013

English

Literature

Literacy

Health and PE

7-8
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Thanks to Phillip, breaking news about Lockie and Dot is spreading across Angelus like wildfire. Lockie is mortified.

Thanks to Phillip, breaking news about Lockie and Dot is spreading across Angelus like wildfire. Lockie is mortified.